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A political poll survey was conducted by the news channel NTV in association with Nielsen ORG Marg Ltd in the month of February 2009, covering 88,146 respondents at an average of 300 voters from each constituency of Andhra Pradesh.
According to the results of the survey released on Sunday, the ruling Congress will return to power with 155-169 Assembly seats. The Telugu Desam-led Mahakutami will get between 92-110 seats. The Praja Rajyam of Chiranjeevi would get 30-35 seats and others would mop up 7-9 seats.
The survey predicts the Congress will get 23-27 seats out of 42 in the state in the Lok Sabha elections. The Mahakutami will 14-16 seats and the Praja Rajyam, 1-2 seats.
Regionwise, according to the survey, the Congress will win between 37 and 45 seats out of the total 119 in Telangana and 77-88 seats in coastal Andhra which has 124 seats. Out of the 51 seats in Rayalaseema, the Congress will get 35-41.
The Mahakutami will bag 52-70 seats in Telangana because of its pro-statehood stance, 20-24 seats in Andhra and 13-15 seats in Rayalaseema, the survey reported.
The Praja Rajyam will get 4-6 seats in Telangana and 2-3 seats in Rayalaseema. Its best showing will be in coastal Andhra at 21-28 seats, the survey said.